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Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, CBOS, and
Agencies for Neighborhood Beautification Projects

MLK Neighborhood Building Grant

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Diageo

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/22/22 5:00 PM EST


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Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and community-based organizations for neighborhood beautification projects. Funding is intended to support litter prevention programs, promote recycling efforts, and enhance communities in and around Martin Luther King Jr. Corridors and neighborhoods. The goal of the grant program is to build clean, green, and beautiful places for all to thrive and enjoy. KAB is committed to fostering community diversity, unity, and environmental sustainability.

Projects must address a need identified by residents, community groups, or business owners/employees along the MLK Corridor. While focusing on community improvement the proposed project should address how the project will:

  • Foster a sense of inclusion and neighborhood self-determination
  • Identify how the program will be completed with the required grant period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200453

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding is available in 3 categories: $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000, with the possibility of additional funding for supplies purchased at Lowe's. Other funding amounts will be considered based on project needs.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be implemented by March 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are offered to KAB affiliates, nonprofit organizations, and community groups.

Open Community Grants are not limited to KAB Affiliates; however non-KAB applicants are encouraged to partner with a KAB Affiliate in their community. KAB Affiliates must be a member of KAB's President Circle prior to submitting their application.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An optional pre-application webinar will be held on January 10, 2022, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Pre-Application Information:

2021 Timeline
- Applications Due: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST
- Application Review: January 23 - February 11, 2022
- Notifications, Grant Agreements: Mid February - March 2022
- First Grant Installment & Authorization to Proceed with Project: August. 2022
- Project Implementation: September 2022 to March 2023
- Final Report: no later than April 15, 2023

2022 Community Grant Webinar:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Questions about the program and application process can be sent to:

Isaac Nicholson (Eastern and Central Regions)

Jason Smith (Western Region)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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